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SPEAK UP! International Student Film Festival
By A&E Headlines | Published  11/28/2009 | Arts & Entertainment | Rating:
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Is Now Accepting Film Submissions!

Post-secondary and high school student filmmakers from across the globe are invited to submit their films.Final deadline for entries is Friday May 14, 2010.

Mississauga - Are you a student filmmaker in search of an audience?Well, now is the time to show off your cinematic talent at the 4th annual "SPEAK UP! International Student Film Festival". "SPEAK UP"! is a dedicated festival for student filmmakers, that is now accepting submissions, and it's FREE to enter!This year's film festival will take place in the heart of Mississauga in the summer of 2010 at the Living Arts Centre's RBC Theatre.

Following the festival's success last year, ``SPEAK UP!`` is pleased to announce its annual event featuring two screenings of outstanding innovative cinema, emphasizing original music, an opening Gala reception, workshops and a snazzy Awards presentation.Students are asked to connect with local musicians or friends to create an original soundtrack. "SPEAK UP"! is accepting submissions from around globe including all genres, such as: Music video, Documentary, Commercials, Drama, Monologue, Animation, Action, Experimental, Comedy, Sci-fi, PSA, Trailers and Thriller/Horror.

This festival experience is here to educate, honour and acknowledge the importance of student work along with bringing local cinematic talent to the forefront.International student films are also accepted and will be included as part of the International category.

"SPEAK UP"! and its jury panel have always rewarded outstanding achieved filmmakers.Some of our previous sponsors who contributed to awards and prizes include Movieola, William F. White Inc, Playback Magazine, Metal Works Institute, Boston Pizza Square One, Entripy and One Stop Print Shop.Our event will also include guest speakers and demonstrations lined up for participants.Internship and volunteer opportunities are available for students who require hours and experience for school. Best of all, "SPEAK UP!" requires no submission fee.


Must be a High School or Post-Secondary Student – Canadian or International

(We are also accepting post graduate work up to one year after graduation)

Must be 20 minutes or less

All entry forms including music consent forms must be completed

Submission forms and guidelines are available online at:

About SPEAK UP! A Student Short Film & Video Fest:
SPEAK UP! International Student Film Festival is an annual and local not-for-profit festival. This student film festival is a leading event devoted to promote, celebrate and advance filmmaking talents by showcasing short films & videos in downtown Mississauga. SPEAK UP! also includes meet and greet opportunities, an awards presentation and closing reception. Students will have the chance to network with other filmmakers and meet industry guests.For more information please visit the "SPEAK UP!" website at:

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